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Desperate for Love Dog Pound Rescue Inc (DFL) is a dog rescue based in the Perth area. We are committed to saving as many dogs from pounds as possible.

We aim to have all of our dogs in foster homes as we believe this leads to better outcomes for the dogs and lets us get to know their personalities to help place them in the perfect home. We have hundreds of foster carers all over metropolitan area who care for the dogs until they are ready to move to their forever homes. All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped and sterilised prior to adoption, and these costs are covered by the adoption fee.

We also have a Forever Foster program which is intended for dogs that do not have much time left. These are dogs that come in to rescue too old or infirm to be adopted out. Rather than leave them to die in the pound, they live with a “Forever Foster” carer and will remain in the rescue until it is their time. They will only know love and kindness and DFL ensures that they receive all vet work needed to make them as comfortable as possible.

We are always in need of foster carers for dogs of all ages and sizes, so if that sounds like something that would interest you, please apply here today.



We had no way of knowing way back in 2008 that our dream would grow so large...

It all began with one volunteer driving around to the pounds and rescuing dogs that were in danger of being put to sleep.  


As more people came on board, Desperate for Love Dog Pound Rescue (DFL) continued to grow.  The committee expanded and more foster carers and volunteers joined. Our volunteers work tirelessly to match each dog to their perfect forever home. 


Now Desperate for Love Dog Pound Rescue has over 250 volunteers across Perth and successfully rehomes hundreds of dogs a year.  


What makes DFL so different from other rescues is the philosophy of saving all dogs - no matter how old or how long they may have.  In fact, Desperate for Love Dog Pound Rescue is committed to saving those dogs that no one would adopt (due to age or ill-health) and place them in a loving forever foster home so that they can live their days out in comfort, love and peace.  All vet work is covered by DFL to make them as comfortable as possible.


One dream has become a very successful reality...

Saving one dog at a time!

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